Royal Ironies

Most everyone is taking notice that Inauguration Day and Dr. Martin Luther King's holiday fall on Monday. From The Boston Globe: President Obama plans to use a Bible that belonged to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as he takes his oath of office on the holiday honoring the slain leader, marking what some say is an inextricable tie between the nation's first black president and the civil rights movement. It is only the second time Inauguration Day has coincided with the King holiday. Some say it is fitting that the celebrations are intertwined. ''It's almost like fate and history coming together,'' said US Representative John Lewis, who worked alongside King in the fight for civil rights during the 1950s and 1960s and plans to attend the inauguration. ''If it hadn't been for Martin Luther King Jr., there would be no Barack Obama as president.'' But I think it may be more ironic that the swearing in of Barack Obama and the celebration of Dr. King's holiday fall on the same day this time...(Read Full Post)